baldness, clinically known as Androgenetic
alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men effecting
an estimated 40 million males in the U.S. & Canada, typically
by the time they reach their 50's.
usually appear first as a receding hairline, or in sudden hair
loss from the crown of the head. For the direct cause, you can
look to family genetics - from either the mother's or father's
side of the family. Women may also be effected by similar symptoms
baldness evidenced by hair loss or thinning over the entire
treatments include and over-the-counter topical remedy, minoxidil
(Rogaine) for both men and women, or finasteride (Propecia)
which is available by a prescription in pill form for men only.
as a B vitamin, biotin
has also shown to be beneficial when taken as a supplement by
those with a marked deficiency of the nutrient. Surgical treatments
include hair transplants in which hair follicles from a different
part of the body are grafted onto the balding area, with micrografts
and minigrafts placed just behind the hairline.
On the Web,
discover more information about hair loss and baldness with
additional information on its causes, hair transplants &
surgical procedures, and estimated costs of treatment.
out related chats, discussion boards, photo galleries and before-and-after
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Surgery with facts on hair transplant surgery, alopecia reduction
surgery, follow-up procedures, plus more on women & hair
loss, and Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride treatments.
Replacement - Here's a complete fact sheet covering facts on
hair loss in men & women, surgical procedures, related risks,
typical post-operative care and follow-up procedures.